We're expecting clusters of storms to move through CNY, and some could turn severe with damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and isolated flash flooding.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) out of Binghamton, there is the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms as well as locally heavy rainfall that could result in isolated urban/small stream flooding.

...SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TODAY...

Clusters of thunderstorms are expected to cross the area this morning through the afternoon. A few of the storms could become severe with damaging winds, locally heavy rainfall, and small hail. Isolated flash flooding will be possible in poor drainage locations such as urban areas, and where multiple thunderstorms occur.

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The Storm Prediction Center includes our area in a marginal to slight risk for severe thunderstorms today, with the somewhat higher threat tilted towards Northeast
PA and along-east of I-88 in Central NY. Pockets of damaging wind will be the main concern with the storms today, though at least some small hail could also occur.

Extended Forcast:

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 5pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 81. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 8 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday: A slight chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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